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Social Work Research - A Guide for Social Work Majors: Books & eBooks

Books and eBooks at Cairn

Part of research is also the diving deeper into your topic and reviewing published books. This section lists resources available online and onsite via the Masland Library. See also the links on the right hand side on how to effectively understand the research process.


Browse the Online eBook Collections

Below is a listing of online eBook collections available to business majors. These eBooks can be accessed via a PC or on mobile devices. Note the search tool on the right hand side can also search all databases for eBooks and regular books.

Search All eBook Collections

Search the online catalog for eBooks or Books. Filter by Format to limit to eBook or Print Books and extend Subject & Tags to narrow even further.

Call numbers

Browse Through the Books in the Library

The following sections identify the book locations available in print in the library. This helps if you simply want to physically browse the available books on the shelves for your area of study.


Social Sciences

HN Social History and Conditions


The Family




Race, Communities



Social & Public Welfare

 Not at the library but want to browse the stacks? Search by call number and view a virtual bookself

Tools for Effective Research

The following links are video tutorials on the various steps involved in effective research. If you are new to research, it is recommended that you view all these resources first.